Reassignment of Recreational Trails Program
WHEREAS, the Recreational Trails Program is a federally assisted program to help states provide and maintain recreational trails for both motorized and non-motorized use;
WHEREAS, the Recreational Trails Program is currently administered by the Office of Community Programs, within the Office of the Governor, pursuant to Executive Order No. MJF 99-14, as amended by Executive Order No. MJF 03-23;
WHEREAS, the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, within the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, is responsible for planning, developing and implementing improved opportunities for the enjoyment of cultural and recreational activities by the people of Louisiana and for greater development of their cultural and physical potential (R.S. 36:109 et seq.);
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the citizens of the state to provide for the more efficient delivery of public services by streamlining related human, physical and financial resources; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the citizens of the state to place the Recreational Trails Program under the administration of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Bobby Jindal, Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and the laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: The Recreational Trails Program is hereby placed under the administration of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, within the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF , I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 18th day of January, 2008.
Secretary of State